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Poster: Beantown Stevo Date: Jun 26, 2008 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The best Althea

....can anybody help?

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Poster: deadheaddom Date: Jan 4, 2009 1:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-11.sbd.doughty.14862.sbeok.shnf

Best Althea ever

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 3, 2010 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

9-6-80
3-2-81
12-30-86

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 26, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

The one at Bill Graham's funeral show is just crushing. It's in 1991 somewhere.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 26, 2008 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Found it - Oct. 27th 1991.

A ripping cassidy, touch of grey and China Rider as well. That's a good show, the first set is 90's gold.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jun 27, 2008 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

My fav is another from the Greeks. Some tatsy licks and a happy Jerry.

He had been attacked by a giant tootsie roll the day before and was in a marvelous mood for the closer of another sweet Berkeley run.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-17.sbd.miller.87752.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 27, 2008 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I'm looking forward to the recommendations, although the last thread on this still left me with the "Without A Net" as the favorite.

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Poster: NostraDamnIt Date: Jun 27, 2008 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-03-15.28293.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 29, 2008 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

On "Without a Net" you don't get the crowd response (howling at the moon?), which is cool to hear after all these years of only hearing the official version. Thanks.

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Poster: snore Date: Jun 26, 2008 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

There will be a pile of replies to this, but to start the ball rolling, I've always liked this one http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-03-28.fm.hanno.3306.sbefail.shnf

Hear the Althea, stay for Deal.

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Poster: Beantown Stevo Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Cool, I figured I might get inundated. Just looking for a good one or two to listen to at work. Thanks.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I'm not sure which date exactly but the 5/14, 5/15, or 5/16 from Nassau 1980 has a good one (maybe all 3 are good). Not sure which of the Archive versions is best - I'll leave that to you.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQFeuAbLHro

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 26, 2008 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

A classic show. Good call on this suggestion.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 26, 2008 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

What is that can of spray by Jerry? It looks like he's got cheese wiz on top of his amp.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 30, 2008 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Its called "finger ease"
you spray it on the fret board for lightning fast riffs

If Jerry didn't use it, his guitar would probably burst into flames due to the friction!

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Jun 26, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Well, since no one else mentioned it, 5/1/81 is pretty outrageous.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-01.wise.clugston.2218.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 27, 2008 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Gotta second this 5/1/81 call--my fave Althea and maybe the best-sounding AUD on all the LMA.

5 star show...also check out the LIG>DEAL

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I have two favorites- the version from "Without A Net" is a true standout, and also Compton Terrace '92:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd92-12-06.sbd.wiley.8706.sbeok.shnf
-the '92 version is really kind of gritty with some exciting slide work from Weir.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 26, 2008 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Pat,

Thanks for this rec. I was at this show and listened once I found the site. I remember most of the first set and the weekend for that matter being "sterile". Not bad but more GD lite. I will check out this version of Althea again to see what I may have missed.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Jun 26, 2008 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Hey Lobster-

The show isn't a total winner, but for me the highlights were FOTD (they could've done it a capella at any show and I would still love the tune), Althea, Uncle John's and Last Time.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 26, 2008 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Agreed and Bob's voice is cooked. I do think this second set is probably the best of the "comeback" tour. I know the DP release with the Shakedown gets a lot of pub but I like the pre drums section of the Compton terrace gig. The playing reprise is pretty long, I think 8 or 9 mins.

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Poster: ganges Date: Jun 26, 2008 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=174047

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jun 26, 2008 10:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I really enjoy the one on the Road Trips Fall 1979 release.. I believe the date is 10/31/79. It is on the bonus disc.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I think there may be a thread on this but not sure. Anyway, 10-27-91 is my fav. Very powerful version

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 26, 2008 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

Best ever is 3-28-81
very close 2nd is 7-1-80 (no one seems to know about this, so give it a listen)
Honorable Mention goes to 7-13-81

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jun 26, 2008 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

I never get tired of recommending my favorite show: lovely Althea, one of the all-time great China Cat-Riders and an insanely ripping Ramble On Rose lead. If you haven't heard this show before, turn it UP!:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-09.nak700.glassberg.motb.82372.sbeok.flac16

now I gotta listen to that 3-28-81 that everyone else is pushing ...

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Poster: NostraDamnIt Date: Jun 26, 2008 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-07-19.sbd.miller.32354.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jun 26, 2008 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The best Althea

seconded

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